We are Andrew and Kathy. We bought Glala in 2017 while we already owned a 1927 Gentleman’s Yacht needing restoration. But Glala seemed to have had much of the work done that we needed to do… and she was in Ipswich – not far from us in north Essex. We thought it was worth looking at her, knew that she was up for sale, and drove up on a Sunday, fell in love with her, contacted the broker and had done the deal by Tuesday lunchtime. And spent more money than we had earmarked for restoring our other boat!

Andrew is a restorer of classic cars, upholsterer and ex-carpenter, and has spent a lot of time educating himself about conserving wooden boats.

Kathy is a graphic designer. Willing to learn other useful skills! Although, over 40 years ago she helped to restore a 1930s MG car… so has some experience.